Need Help Developing Soft Skills? Get a Mentor
MARCH 1, 2017
As more and more of our lives become digital, distanced and distracted, more learning leaders are talking about soft skills — or the lack thereof within their employee populations. Skills such as empathy, listening, receiving feedback, flexibility and being a team player hold tremendous value.
Do You Need a Mentor or a Network?
AUGUST 16, 2016
Will you be my mentor?” ” “Will you be my mentor? You know, meet with me for an hour or two a week, answer my questions, coach me so I can improve my skills? Requests for Mentors. “ “Would you be interested in mentoring me on this project?”
Find the Right Mentor
SEPTEMBER 16, 2016
Ours is truly a cross-generational mentoring relationship. This fall HarperCollins will publish our new book, “One Minute Mentoring.”. Mentoring has become a hot topic in recent years, and it’s one that’s always been close to my heart. Many don’t know how to find a mentor.
The role of Mentor in e-Learning: Adding the Human Touch
APRIL 22, 2014
The traditional meaning of ‘Mentor’ is one who offers support and direction. In the corporate scenario, mentoring is an established way of transferring knowledge, developing skills and fostering confidence. Building case for Mentors in e-learning. Mentors in E-Learning.
Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose
Page 32 What skills do. digital age Page 23 5 Up-skill for. done with the new skills on the job. but has provided skills or knowledge that have actually. skills weeks later when they need them on. need to top up their skills or knowledge.
4 Ways to Become the Mentor Your Company Needs
DECEMBER 15, 2016
Mentors are an important aspect for companies to create and encourage a positive and rewarding work culture. But oftentimes, finding a mentor at work can be an overwhelming and challenging task. Actively trying to be a role model can help you find what you’re looking for in a mentor.
Competency-Based Learning: How to Bridge the Skills-Gap
APRIL 13, 2016
Competency-Based Learning: How to Bridge the Skills-Gap was originally published in the IACET blog as a guest post by Digitec President Jack McGrath. The skills-gap issue is growing more critical in the U.S., The Skills-Gap Crisis. How bad is the skills-gap problem?
Story-Based Coaching and Mentoring Course
JANUARY 20, 2014
In this example, the audience is new managers who don’t have much experience with coaching and mentoring. Developing employee skills reduces employee turnover. Building employee skills lets us promote from within.
Mentoring Millennials to Teach Hard to Come by Soft Skills
FEBRUARY 10, 2016
In an effort to find an employee with prized hard skills and technical competencies, Bob innocently overlooked a major soft skill – one he later found hindered success and even became damaging to the entire team. In hindsight, Bob was angry about his decision to hire this employee because as he reminisced on the initial interview, it was clear the questions he asked were focused on hard skills. Start small, and with a commonly neglected soft skill.
5 Steps to Developing a Successful Mentoring Program
APRIL 4, 2017
Developing a mentoring program for your company is a great idea. Mentoring can help you attract, retain and grow talented employees. But the overwhelming majority of corporate mentoring programs fail. We think, “Mentoring—how hard can it be?” In my experience creating and implementing successful, long-lasting mentoring programs for the past 20 years, I have found that, unless you master the following key steps, your mentoring program can go south quickly.
What Does It Take to Find a Mentor in a Startup?
NOVEMBER 16, 2016
Mentoring isn’t easy. Mentoring also can hold different challenges in different work environments. For instance, mentoring in a startup environment requires a dynamic approach and a networked process to be effective. Don’t forget to keep the mentor/s updated on progress.
Mentoring Is a Two-Way Street at Ford
AUGUST 12, 2016
Ford’s leaders attribute their ability to weather recent economic turbulence in part to the company’s strong corporate culture where mentoring plays a key role in spreading values and breaking down silos that can disrupt innovation. ERGs Mentor the Next Generation. Mentoring From Afar.
Mentoring Without Barriers
OCTOBER 23, 2013
Traditional mentoring was one older expert grooming a younger one for a specific role. Today’s version is more of a collaboration and learning strategy that can help people gain skills and information they need in real time to do their jobs better Whether it’s called modern, social, online or e-mentoring, mentoring as practiced in companies today is not the same as what was used a generation ago. Modern mentoring gives them a way to achieve that.
What Skills Will Leaders Need in the Future?
MARCH 23, 2017
The study asked leaders at all levels, including CEOs, for their views on what skills future leaders would need to be successful. Each selected a different set of skills for success (see Figure 1). 3 spot, “Guidance From a Mentor.”
The 6 Skills Every Active Leader Needs
OCTOBER 20, 2016
That means they must constantly develop and apply new skills, and help others in their organization to grow and change their behaviors. Capabilities can be cultivated through coaching, counseling and mentoring.
Transform your way of thinking: Tap into different generations and reverse mentoring!
OCTOBER 5, 2016
People and their skills remain within our organization for a short time. And how can companies maintain the knowledge and skills of departing talent? The answer is to seek mentors within your organization. Mentors may be retiring employees or younger talent.
Millennials Need Soft Skills Training
JULY 21, 2014
The millennials are here and they have a resume full of hard skills to offer. This behavior could be attributed to the millennials’ perception that hard skills are more important than soft skills in the business world.
Mentoring or Coaching: What’s Best for Your Company?
APRIL 10, 2014
Mentoring and coaching strategies translate to better employee engagement and retention. But it pays to know the key differences between coaching and mentoring to implement an effective program. One of the major effects of the recession was a lack of investment in developing business skills for younger, midlevel workers. There is a difference between coaching and mentoring. Immediate performance improvement or a longer-term development of management skills?
Teach Your Team Negotiation Skills with an eLearning Course
APRIL 6, 2017
Negotiation skills certainly come into play in those instances, but they are also very useful when it comes to smaller concerns, like business deals, customer service, asking for a raise, or even haggling for a good price at a market.
16 Signs of a Learning Culture
The Peformance Improvement
JANUARY 31, 2015
Leaders are communicating the importance of learning (acquiring new knowledge, skills, and capabilities) and holding managers accountable for learning and applying that learning to making a difference for the organization. Leaders are mentoring ; they are using their experience to advise new and less experienced employees on how to fulfill the functions of their jobs. How do you know your organization has a learning culture ? What will you see people doing?
Bridge the Skills-Gap with Competency Based Learning
SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
Dear Associations, I am trying to get into a skilled labor position at company X. You can help your members over the skills gap with competency based learning, career focused training, and micro-credentialing. Teach me what I need to grow my salary and my skills.
How Writing a Learning Journal Can Increase Critical Thinking Skills
JUNE 6, 2013
Consuming information without taking the time to reflect is bad for the development of critical thinking skills. Keeping and contributing regularly to a personal learning journal can be an effective way to encourage reflection and develop critical thinking skills. Remember reflection?
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JULY 14, 2009
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How Manufacturers Build Skills Through Apprenticeship, Industry Partnerships
APRIL 20, 2017
A lack of advanced skilled workers has made it hard for manufacturers across the country to build a qualified workforce. Our goal has always been to train our employees and help them develop and hone the skill set they need to successfully grow in their advanced manufacturing careers.”.
8 Ways to Achieve eLearning Course Mentoring Excellence
JUNE 6, 2016
But an eLearning course experience is never complete without an open-minded mentor who strives to change according to their learners’ needs. That’s why in this article we’ll demonstrate eight ways for you to achieve online course mentoring excellence. .
Important Factors of E learning in Skill Development
Your Training Edge
NOVEMBER 1, 2016
Through e-learning, people can attain the different skills related to their interest. E-learning plays a vital role in skills development from which some are being discussed in this article. WRITING SKILLS THROUGH E-LEARNING. READING SKILLS THROUGH E-LEARNING.
Invest in Your People Even with a Small Learning Budget
MARCH 20, 2017
Zucker, a partner at leadership development firm Next Step Partners, wrote that action learning projects, mentoring, job rotations and stretch assignments are low-cost ways to invest in employees’ professional growth.
Technology Options for Developing and Leveraging Staff Knowledge and Skills
DECEMBER 6, 2012
Question from a client: Our staff need to be agile in knowledge and skill development to thrive in an environment of ever faster change. What are the technology options for different states in skill and knowledge?
7 Noteworthy Managing Skills of Olympic Trainers
AUGUST 16, 2016
This is significant because it means that much of what makes them Olympics-winning athletes depends on others: a trainer, mentor, or teammate who makes the crucial difference. This is what separates true skill development from merely acquiring facts. They should learn new things, try new activities, and strive toward mastering new skills. The post 7 Noteworthy Managing Skills of Olympic Trainers appeared first on ej4.
Need to Combine E-Learning with Mentoring? Here’s a Simple Solution.
JANUARY 10, 2012
Recently someone asked how to combine their mentoring program with elearning courses. But the ideas in this post could work in any type of training program that includes some sort of mentoring or peer coaching. I like this approach because it gives the learner some freedom and confidence as they assess their skills. A mentored training program is an effective way to train new employees. Have you ever combined elearning with a mentored training program?
Learning & Skills Survey: 87% More eLearning & Mobile Learning; 73% Less 2-3 Day Classroom Training
APRIL 19, 2011
The Centre for Performance Development has released the results of their Learning & Skills 2011 survey – which was held both at the event and online. Coaching & Mentoring. Mobile Learning Classroom Training elearnin Informal Learning Learning & Skills Survey mLearning
APRIL 18, 2011
However, this isn’t new for mentors as well: they want their charges to do well, but the most they can do is influence the performer to the best of their ability. And 21st century skills aren’t taken for granted but identified and developed.
The 3E quotient of the 70:20:10 model of learning
JULY 31, 2015
You would recall how your mentor or guide might have held you and ran along for a while (mile?) Having the ability to learn and thereby honing your skills will surely lead to confidence besides building competence. You could hone your skill-sets to sustain the knowledge gained.
Is your company know-how about to leave? How to close the skills gap before it opens.
JANUARY 18, 2016
In particular, you have to make sure that exiting employees don’t leave a skills gap in their wakes. Lawler, III, writing for Forbes , suggests that employee turnover can be a good thing because it introduces new skills and fresh perspectives into the workforce.
Is There a Way to Effectively Teach Soft Skills to Physicians?
FEBRUARY 11, 2016
Anyone who’s ever had a brusque interaction with their physician can tell you that some skills just can be taught. Even the most stubborn of learners (as physicians often are) can pick up on soft skills–when they’re taught the right way, of course. How do you really measure soft skills?
Making Sure Mentoring Is A Two-Way Street
AUGUST 4, 2011
Mentoring is much more complex and complicated relationship than most people think. Mentors and their protégés need to take care to establish a mutually-beneficial relationship in order for it to be truly successful. In other words, there has to be something in it for the mentor.